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Posted on January 15, 2013

Many employers, including those in Illinois, are hiring for supply and demand jobs in Chicago.

The WantedAnalytics.com company reviewed these job ads and found that about 700 employers are recruiting for operations and supply chain positions. Currently, these employers have 1,600 job ads posted online, which are kept online for an average of about 6 weeks. That is the time it takes companies to advertise the position and collect resumes before the interviewing process begins.

The most commonly advertised operations and supply chain job titles include:

Supply Chain Analyst
Supply Chain Specialist
Automated Logistical Specialist Supply Chain
Supply Chain Manager
Senior Buyer
Purchasing Manager
Subcontract Administrator
Procurement Specialist
Supply Chain Manager Automated Logistical Specialist

These job titles most commonly require the following skills:

Microsoft Office
Oral and written communication skills
Microsoft PowerPoint
Detail oriented
Analytical skills
Procurement and sourcing strategies
Problem solving
Project management
Inventory management
Materials management

The Chicago-Naperville-Joliet (IL) metro area is currently experiencing the most demand for operations and supply chain talent. Due to competition for talent in this area, Recruiters are likely to experience challenging conditions sourcing potential candidates in Chicago talent throughout Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, which scores a 63 on our Hiring Scale. (99 indicates the highest level of difficulty.)